Word:

Oyez

O´yez`   Pronunciation: ō´yĕs`; 277
interj.1.Hear; attend; - a term used by criers of courts to secure silence before making a proclamation. It is repeated three times.

OYEZ, practice. Hear; do you hear. In order to attract attention immediately before he makes proclamation, the cryer of the court cries Oyez, Oyez, which is generally corruptly pronounced O yes.

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